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Forest fires. By months

Forest fires. By months Catalonia. 2022
Affected area (ha)
Fires With trees With scrub Total
January 51 4.5 15.8 20.4
February 91 43.2 381.4 424.6
March 28 2.4 3.5 5.9
April 30 19.5 14.1 33.5
May 98 52.5 43.4 95.9
June 127 1,929.1 1,595.9 3,525.0
July 93 1,210.2 481.2 1,691.4
August 59 7.5 17.8 25.3
September 32 8.2 1.1 9.3
October 15 1.0 0.6 1.6
November 14 0.9 0.6 1.5
December 5 0.1 0.0 0.2
Total 643 3,279.2 2,555.5 5,834.7
Source: Ministry of Climate Action, Food and Rural Agenda.

Last update: May 8, 2023.

INCEN

These statistics have a specific section with all the information available: Statistics on Forest Fires (INCEN).

Methodological note

Definition of concepts

Fire
Violent fire, uncontrolled and of destructive effects, which spreads in houses, forests, etc.

Methodological aspects

Forests and forest land covering over half the area of Catalonia are a national wealth of extraordinary importance in terms of flora and fauna, the production of raw materials, the production of ecosystem and the contribution to leisure. The incidence of wooded masses on climate, hydrology, soil protection, air pollution and landscape makes their conservation be fundamental.

The fire is a phenomenon that occurs in several contexts and stages, has diverse origins and often has some devastating effects.

Unavailable information is represented using the symbol ":". When the value is lower than that of the minimum unit to be able to estimate the statistical operation or if it effects statistical confidentiality, the symbol used is "..".